libwww-perl: A generic WWW interface library for perl tools

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@simplon.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Fri, 17 Jun 1994 20:08:36 -0700

Hello all,

After some prompting from Martijn Koster and Oscar Nierstrasz at WWW94,
I decided to rewrite the core of MOMspider so that it can serve
as a generic library for WWW clients written in Perl. So far (version 0.11)
it includes support for all of HTTP, file://localhost/..., and any
request sent to a proxy server.

I am looking for more contributions to support the many other protocols
and also to provide better HTML libraries.

The distribution site and much more information about the libraries
can be found at


and also at


Please take a look and tell me what you think.

....Roy Fielding ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine USA
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